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When you go to the Storage area of settings and tap on Misc. to see what's eating up your free space, Android tosses up a rather basic file manager. You can select top-level directories and delete them. That's it. This screen doesn't even let you dive in and see what files are lurking about.
In Android M, Misc. changes to Other files. But that's just the beginning. Not only can you descend into directories, you're treated to an interface that looks more like a file manager. You can swap to a grid view, copy items, and share what's selected. You will also see the option to sort by name, date modified, and size. And if browsing manually is too much of a chore, you have the ability to type in a search. Lastly, tapping on things actually opens them.
In short, this file manager is actually useful. Rather than providing you with a vague idea of what's occupying the space on your phone, it empowers you to do something about it. It's a change we're happy to see.